Ginger is a delicious, zesty plant that can be used in a variety of ways! A quick way to store whole ginger root is by juicing and freezing it for later. In this post you'll find easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to make homemade ginger juice!
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Why Juice Ginger Root?
Ginger can be used as a spice in recipes in its whole form by peeling and chopping or by grating it into your meal. If you're left with large pieces of ginger root that you're not going to use right away, juice it and freeze for later!
Frozen ginger juice can be used as ice cubes in drinks, as a base for fresh ginger tea, or for adding a little spice to a meal! It's an easy method to store it for later use. And my favorite part is, no peeling required.
The only downside is, you lose the fiber from the ginger root when you're just consuming the juice.
Another great way to use fresh ginger juice is by making ginger shots! It's pretty potent on its own and would not recommend drinking it straight out of the juicer.
To make your own ginger shots, try juicing it with carrots, lemon, turmeric, or apple to dilute the flavor and add more health benefits!
Can You Freeze Whole Ginger Root?
Yes, you can freeze whole ginger root in reusable storage bags or a freezer-safe container.
In order to use it later on you can either grate it into your meal while it's still frozen or defrost it on the counter. Once the ginger has defrosted, you can chop and use as a spice for cooking.
Can You Freeze Grated Ginger Root?
Yes! Another option is to grate ginger root and put it in ice cube trays, freeze, and store for later use.
This works well but does require more effort. I do not peel the ginger when I grate it. (I always wash it though!)
Where Can I Buy Fresh Ginger Root?
You can find ginger root at most grocery stores in the produce section! I like to buy organic ginger root in bulk at Costco. (2lbs for less than $10!)
🍴Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Juice Ginger
Start by adding one piece of ginger root at a time into the juicer. Press down until juice comes out into the cup. Repeat until all ginger is juiced.
Step 2: Pour Ginger Juice into Ice Cube Trays
Next, carefully pour the ginger juice into an ice cube tray or silicone molds.
Step 3: Freeze Ginger Juice
Place the ice cube trays in the freezer until the juice is frozen solid. Pop each ginger ice cube out into a freezer safe container with an airtight lid or a freezer-safe bag and store in the freezer for later.
For video instructions, check out my post on Instagram!
Tools You'll Need
- Juicer - I use a Breville Juicer. It's pretty affordable and works well! (I've had it since 2016.)
- Ice Cube Trays - Any silicone tray or ice cube tray will work! The ones pictured in this post are from Amazon, but another great option are 2 Tablespoon Soupercube Trays. (They come with a lid!)
- Storage Bags - To store the frozen ginger cubes, I usually pop them out of the trays and put them in reusable storage bags! You can also use any freezer-safe airtight container.
How to Juice Ginger Without a Juicer
If you don't have a juicer, try this alternative method!
Chop the ginger root into smaller pieces, add it into a blender with water or coconut water. Blend on high until smooth. Use a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to strain out the pulp.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, absolutely! I've been freezing ginger root and ginger juice for years and it works great. It will last in the freezer for many months as long as you store it properly.
No! That's why I love juicing ginger. It's very low maintenance and super convenient to use once the juice is frozen.
You can, but I would suggest using what you need and putting it right back in the freezer. The texture does change a bit after you freeze and defrost.
No, it's already a very dense root to begin with. Make sure it has defrosted before you juice it. (Fresh ginger root works best!)
Health Benefits of Ginger
Ginger has many health benefits, but it's most known for helping with digestion, an upset stomach and nausea.
For more information, check out this article that shares 12 Ginger Benefits including ginger's anti-inflammatory properties. It's truly a nutritional powerhouse!
Recipes with Ginger!
After you make Fresh Ginger Juice, make sure to leave a comment & rate the recipe!
How to Juice & Freeze Whole Ginger Root
- 1 Juicer
- 1 Ice Cube Tray or Silicone Tray
- 1 Pound Whole Ginger Root
- Start by adding one piece of ginger root at a time into the juicer. Press down until juice comes out into the cup. Repeat until all ginger is juiced.
- Next, carefully pour the ginger juice into an ice cube tray or silicone molds.
- Place the ginger juice in the freezer until the juice is frozen solid. Pop each ginger ice cube out into a freezer safe container with an airtight lid and store in the freezer for later.